Documenting the Disappearing Glaciers of Iceland – The New York Times

On foot and by plane, Ragnar Axelsson is photographing the glaciers that cover his homeland, creating a poetic record of the structures for a future without them.

Susan Meiselas: A life in groundbreaking photography

Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas has spent five decades questioning the practice of photography. But whether it’s documenting the lives of showgirls or an unfolding revolution, her open-ended approach gives the images a life of their own.

Band of brothers: The lives and deaths of war photographers – CBS News

In its own way, the South Bronx itself was a war zone back in the 1980s. “I got here in ’86 and it was awful.  Shootings every day, just really bad violence,” said Mike Kamber. He’d taken all the money he’d saved shooting photographs for The New York Times in actual war zones, and bought a building in the South Bronx in 2010.

The 20 best photos of 2018 | Dazed

In a turbulent world, photography holds up a mirror to ourselves, and a window into others’. As the uncertainty swirls, the camera can help us make sense of it all. 2018 was no exception, and photographers from all over the world used their lens to cover social, political, and economic issues from their communities and the places they have been welcomed into: whether this was the fights for abortion rights in El Salvador, or for trans rights in Peru. Some of our favourite photos this year showed the complexity of femininity in China, and the reality of life for Palestinian youth living on the Gaza Strip.

Starving Babies, Molotov Cocktails and Death Threats: One Photojournalist’s Venezuelan Reality – The New York Times

If you know anything about the crisis in Venezuela, you’ve most likely seen the work of Meridith Kohut, an independent photojournalist based in Caracas.

Opinion | A Photographer Goes Missing in China – The New York Times

Lu Guang is an internationally acclaimed photographer from China, and he has been my friend for more than 15 years. I’m proud that the agency I co-founded represents and distributes his work. We first met in Beijing in 2002. He was already a well-known and widely awarded documentary photographer in his country, and he would soon win a slew of international awards, including some of the world’s most prestigious.

Glenna Gordon’s “American Women” Wins Aftermath Grant | PDNPulse

Glenna Gordon has won the 2019 Aftermath Grant for her project “American Women,” the non-profit Aftermath Project announced today. Gordon plans to use the $25,000 grant to expand on her recent series “American Women of the Far Right” to cover women fighting for social justice. The Aftermath Project, founded by photographer and filmmaker Sara Terry, supports documentary photography that addresses the legacy of conflict.

Hopeful Images From 2018 – The Atlantic

2018 has been another year of news stories with photos that can often be difficult or disturbing to view. I’ve made it a tradition to compose an essay of uplifting images from the past year—an effort to seek out and recognize some of the abundant joy and kindness present in the world around us. The following are images from the past year of personal victories, families and friends at play, expressions of love and compassion, volunteers at work, assistance being given to those in need, or simply small and pleasant moments.

Photographers on why East London still inspires them

To mark the release of East London Photo Stories – a compilation of work on the titular neighbourhood – we speak to seven different photographers about what keeps bringing them back to the East End.

Two images of the miners’ strike, an instant apart: so which is the classic? | Art and design | The Guardian

The great photographers Don McPhee and Martin Jenkinson both shot a miner in a policeman’s helmet confronting cops at Orgreave – but whose image became iconic, and who decides?

2018 in Photos: Wrapping Up the Year – The Atlantic

As the year comes to a close, it’s time to take a look back at some of the most memorable events and images of 2018. Among the events covered in this essay (the last of a three-part photo summary of the year): midterm congressional elections in the United States, hurricanes and typhoons in Asia and North America, a contentious confirmation hearing for the U.S. Supreme Court, Brazil’s election of the far-right Jair Bolsonaro as its new president, a horrific attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh, and much more. See also: “Top 25 News Photos of 2018” and the 2018 in Photos: Part 1 and Part 2. The series comprises 120 images in all. Warning: Some of the photos may contain graphic or objectionable content.

Shooting College Football on 35mm Film

I’m sitting in the end zone and Tennessee’s quarterback is ready to throw for a touchdown against Missouri. There are only three frames left on my roll of film and I think to myself, “That’s more than enough.”

The Winning Photos of the 2018 Nat Geo Photo Contest

National Geographic just announced the winners of the prestigious 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest. Photographer Jassen Todorov stood out from nearly 10,000 entries and was honored with the top prize for his photo “Unreal,” which shows thousands of recalled cars sitting in a desert.

Film Follows Photographer Jay Maisel’s Move from His $55M NYC Studio

In 1966, photographer Jay Maisel spent $102,000 buying a 6-floor, 35,000-square-foot, 72-room building in New York City that would become his home and studio for the next half-century. In 2015, he sold the building for $55 million. Now a new documentary film is offering an inside look at the artist’s final days inside the one-of-a-kind space.